1. radio beam, beam, signal, signaling, sign

usage: a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather

2. beam, structural member, piece

usage: long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

3. beam, ray, electron beam, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation

usage: a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

4. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation, light, visible light, visible radiation

usage: a column of light (as from a beacon)

5. beam, width, breadth

usage: (nautical) breadth amidships

6. beam, side

usage: the broad side of a ship; "they sighted land on the port beam"

7. balance beam, beam, gymnastic apparatus, exerciser

usage: a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts


1. beam, smile

usage: smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression

2. shine, beam

usage: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"

3. beam, express, show, evince

usage: express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"

4. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit, publicize, publicise, air, bare

usage: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"

5. glow, beam, radiate, shine, look, appear, seem

usage: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

6. glow, beam, radiate, shine, feel, experience

usage: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"

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